Kyphosis

Common Name(s)

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a disorder characterized by the abnormal rounding of the middle-upper section of the spine (thoracic section). As a result, individuals with this disorder often appear to be hunched over at all times. Individuals may have problems performing basic tasks, such as walking and sitting, and may often experience fatigue. Treatment is based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patients. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to realign the spine. Additionally, physical therapists may create exercise plans for individuals to strengthen their back and spine to prevent further curving of the spine.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 154 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spondylectomy and lateral lumbar interbody fusion for thoracolumbar kyphosis in an adult with achondroplasia: A case report.
 

Author(s): Masashi Miyazaki, Shozo Kanezaki, Naoki Notani, Toshinobu Ishihara, Hiroshi Tsumura

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8983.

 

Fixed thoracolumbar kyphosis with spinal stenosis in adult patients with achondroplasia presents a challenging issue. We describe the first case in which spondylectomy and minimally invasive lateral access interbody arthrodesis were used for the treatment of fixed severe thoracolumbar ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Usefulness of anterior cervical fusion using titanium interbody cage for treatment of cervical degenerative disease with preoperative segmental kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Kunihiko Hosoi, Hitoshi Tonomura, Ryota Takatori, Masateru Nagae, Yasuo Mikami, Toru Osawa, Yuji Arai, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(32):e7749.

 

Favorable bone fusion and clinical results have been reported for anterior cervical fusion (ACF) using titanium interbody cage (TIC). This method might induce postoperative subsidence and local kyphosis, but the relationship between radiological changes and preoperative local alignment ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Utilization of ring-shaped bone allograft for surgical treatment of adolescent post-tubercular kyphosis: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Xiang Yin, Peng Liu, Yao-Yao Liu, Wei-Li Fan, Bai-Yi Liu, Jian-Hua Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(24):e7132.

 

This study aimed to investigate the mid-term outcome of ring-shaped bone allografts in the surgical treatment of adolescent post-tubercular kyphosis secondary to spinal tuberculosis.The records of adolescent patients diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis who received treatment in our ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical outcome and surgical strategies for late post-traumatic kyphosis after failed thoracolumbar fracture operation: Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Suyun Li, Zhi Li, Wenbin Hua, Kun Wang, Shuai Li, Yunkun Zhang, Zhewei Ye, Zengwu Shao, Xinghuo Wu, Cao Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8770.

 

Thoracic-lumbar vertebral fracture is very common in clinic, and late post-traumatic kyphosis is the main cause closely related to the patients' life quality, which has evocated extensive concern for the surgical treatment of the disease. This study aimed to analyze the clinical outcomes ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence and Consequences of the Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Chunda Yan, Yong Li, Zhange Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May;95(20):e3471.

 

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and patient outcomes of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in pediatric patients and adolescents who received surgical interventions for the treatment of a spinal deformity.Literature was searched in electronic databases, and studies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Spinal Cord Injury After Extremity Surgery in Children With Thoracic Kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Blazej Pruszczynski, William G Mackenzie, Kenneth Rogers, Klane K White

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2015 Oct;473(10):3315-20.

 

Spinal cord injury is a rare complication after lower extremity surgery in children with skeletal dysplasia and thoracic kyphosis. We encountered two patients who had this complication, from among 51 (39 from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and 12 from Seattle Children's ...

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Last Updated: 9 Aug 2016

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Physical Therapy Treatment Once a Month Versus Once a Week for Posture Improvement in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Postural Kyphosis, Thoracic Region

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017

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Last Updated: 30 May 2017

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